Press Releases

Assemblyman Dinowitz, Council Member Koppell and State Senator Espaillat Announce Town Hall Meeting

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Council Member Oliver Koppell, State Senator Adriano Espaillat, and the Riverdale YM-YWHA will host a town hall meeting to discuss critical issues such as the City and State budgets, education funding, job creation and economic...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Requests Bus Stop Location be Moved

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has requested that the Department of Transportation change the site of the northbound BX-7 bus stop that is located on Riverdale Avenue between Greystone Avenue and West 231st Street. The Assemblyman is asking that the bus...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Criticizes Lack of Notice by NYC Department of Health for Spraying Against West Nile Virus

The community was surprised to learn that the New York City Department of Health sprayed pesticides to fight against the West Nile Virus throughout the Riverdale area earlier this week. On the evening of Monday September 20th, NYC Department of Health...

Dinowitz Requests Paper Transfers for Victims of MTA Service Cuts

For many Bx20 and Bx34 riders, the MTA’s service cuts that went into effect this week amounted to not just a headache, but also a fare hike by 100%. As of June 27, there is no longer off-peak service on the Bx20, and no weekend or overnight service...

Assembly Passes Full Restoration of Title XX Program Funding

Albany – The one week budget extender bill enacted by the State Legislature yesterday included a full restoration of Governor Paterson’s cut to the Title XX block grant. The Title XX program provides funding throughout the State for Domestic Violence...

Dinowitz Fights to Save Senior Citizen from Homelessness in Section 8 Fiasco

If a local landlord and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) have their way, an 84-year-old could soon end up on the streets. A resident at 3840 Orloff Avenue lost her rent subsidy through the Section 8 housing program administered by NYCHA...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Blasts Arizona Immigration Law as Un-American

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) has condemned Arizona’s recently passed immigration law, calling it un-American. The law requires the police to stop and question anyone who looks like an illegal immigrant. “We are a nation of immigrants,”...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Issues Detailed Report on DEP to the DOI

Assemblyman Englebright & Assemblyman Dinowitz Introduce Geriatric Chemical Dependency Act

Assemblyman Steven Englebright, Chair of the Committee on Aging, and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Chair of the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, will be joined by seniors citizens, senior citizen advocates, legislators, providers of services and...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Announces The Anti-Human Trafficking Act of 2006

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, other members of the Assembly, and a large group of advocacy groups led by the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition have announced support for A.1898-b, The Anti-Human Trafficking Act of 2006....

Assemblyman Dinowitz Urges Assembly and Senate to Pass Legislation to Support Veterans Exposed to Depleted Uranium

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz expressed confidence that today’s roundtable held by the Assembly Committee on Veterans Affairs would highlight the need to enact legislation Assemblyman Dinowitz has authored (A9116/S6964) to assist veterans who may have...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Speaks on State Budget at Wakefield Meeting

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz was the featured speaker at the Wakefield Taxpayer’s Meeting on April 20th. He focused on the recently passed (on-time) state budget, with an emphasis on taxes, health care and education. A major theme of his address was...

Dinowitz Urges MTA to Ratify Contract with TWU

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz announced his support for the TWU’s recent ratification of the contract negotiated with the MTA last December. In a letter to MTA Chairman Peter Kalikow, Chairman and MTA Board Members, Assemblyman Dinowitz stated, the...

Dinowitz Continues Effort to Address the Blight of Naples Terrace Step Street’s Filth

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz announced his continued efforts to address a blight of Kingsbridge. The Naples Terrace step street is again littered with trash, including beer bottles and food. In a letter to Bronx Borough Department of Sanitation Commissioner...

Local Elected Officials Blast New York City Fire Department over the Closing of the Woodlawn Firehouse

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Congressman Eliot Engel, City Council Member Oliver Koppell, State Senator Jeffrey Klein, and Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión, Jr. are outraged to learn that the Woodlawn Firehouse will be closing in May. The New...

Assemblyman Dinowitz’ Depleted Uranium Bill Garners Attention from Assembly Veteran’s Affairs Committee

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz’ depleted uranium bill caught the attention of the Assembly Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. To learn more about depleted uranium, the committee has decided to hold a roundtable in New York City on Thursday, April 27th...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Makes Progress with DEP on Environmental Concerns

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz made progress on his request to repair the catch-basin at 2711 Netherland Avenue and to replace a fire-hydrant on West 259th Street near Broadway. Responding to his request, the Department of Environmental Protection fixed...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Introduces Election Law Bills

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz is introducing two pieces of legislation that would amend New York State’s election law. One bill would prohibit primaries on September 11th and the other bill would allow a presidential candidate to remove his or her name...

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Introduces Legislation to Protect Phone Record Confidentiality

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz announced that he has introduced legislation that will protect cell phone users from having their personal phone logs sold on the internet (A.9941). The bill is sponsored in the Senate by State Senator Martin Golden. “Right...

Dinowitz Demands Co-ops Receive Fair Treatment for HEAP Grants

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has written a letter to the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance urging that the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) give co-op owners the same benefits as private homeowners. The HEAP program grants subsidies to...